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The Money Pit (1986)

PG | | Comedy | 26 March 1986 (USA)
A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house.

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Walter Fielding and Anna Crowley have to start looking for a new house- but there's not much they can afford! This soon changes when they meet a lonely old con artist who sells them a beautiful mansion at a ridiculously low price. Only there's a catch. The second they move into the house it falls apart, starting with the stairway collapsing to the bathtub falling through the floor to eventually the chimney falling into the house! Finally, they have to renovate the house before the frame collapses but the renovations also prove to be a disaster. Written by Michael Feller <reb@magna.com.au>

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For everyone who's ever been deeply in Love or deeply in debt.

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$37,499,651 (USA)
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Tom Hanks also made a movie with Jackie Gleason ( his last ) later that year after the Money Pit , and where his character Walter had a terrible fight with his wife Anna , Walter hits the staircase with his hand and goes Bang Zoom" and flies his fist to the sky ( or the Moon ) just like Ralph Krandon would do in The Honeymooners' . See more »

Goofs

When the bathtub falls through the floor, Walter is pouring water into it but when the camera angle shifts to an upward shot from the floor below, there's no water being poured. See more »

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Anna: I wasn't expecting that water, it had legs.
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Featured in Renegade Cut: Tom Hanks Can't Stop Urinating (2013) See more »

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CANDY GAL
Written by Bill Monroe
Performed by Bill Monroe
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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An early Tom Hanks comedy where the jokes don't come very early
26 April 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Shelley Long was so good in the first five years of sitcom 'Cheers' that i've always been surprised that she's never made more of a dent on the silver screen. Here I think is one of the few films she's made where she gets star billing.

'The Money Pit' is a decent enough film and certainly has a lot of charm. Once it gets going,with all the slapstick and mishaps it's a good laugh.

However I found the start very slow going and had to try hard not to give up on the film all together. There's so much set up before the fun starts and that doesn't make great viewing.

If you want a fun film then this is one for you, I'd just skip the first twenty minutes.


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